Solar Sports in cooperation with ABS CBN 2, GMA 7 and ABC 5 will air live the mega bout between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. dubbed Battle for Greatness on May 2 (May 3 in Manila) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Solar Sports, ABS CBN 2, GMA 7 and ABC 5 will air the fight simultaneously starting at 10 a.m. while the radio coverage will be exclusive to GMA’s DZBB.
“To make this [broadcast partnership]possible, there were many sleepless nights,” Solar President Wilson Tieng told reporters during a press conference at the Solaire Resort and Casino in Pasay City on Thursday. “The Filipinos deserve to enjoy this momentous occasion in Philippine sports.”
Tieng said that both Pacquiao and Mayweather approved the broadcast arrangement.
Tieng was joined by Mike Enriquez of GMA 7, Chot Reyes of ABC 5 and Dino Laurena of ABS-CBN 2 in the press conference.
Pacquiao, who is currently in Los Angeles, California, also participated in the press conference via Skype.
“I’m very proud and thankful that Solar Sports have united all the TV networks in the Philippines. I will do my best to win this fight for my fellow Filipinos. So far, I’m okay and feel comfortable. I’m ready and excited for this fight,” Pacquiao said.